It's been a crazy year, but luckily somethings never change like the MicroMillions. Since its inception on PokerStars, the low-stakes tournament series was a fun way for players from all walks of life to boost their bankrolls. MicroMillions even gave "pros" a chance to face vast-sized fields to provide them with experience playing against a legion of virtual cardslingers.
Well, MicroMillions returns at the best time. Starting Thursday November 19, MicroMillions kicks off with the first of 117 events spread out over the next 11 days and ending on November 29. That means there will be two full weekends of fun, low-fi tournament action.
MicroMillions kicks off with MM Event #1, which is a $1.10 NL Heads-up PKO Zoom tournament. Buckle up!! Day 1 also features MM Event #2 $3.30 PLO8, MM Event #3 $1.10 NL, MM Event #5 $3.30 NL PKO, MM Event #6 $5.50 Showtime NL 6-Max, MM Event #7 $1.10 6+Holdem, and MM Event #4 $11 The Opener with a $100K guaranteed prize pool.
MicroMillions has buy-ins for as low as $1.10. There's also events at the $3.30 and $5.50 levels. The big-end events are $11, while the coveted MicroMillions Main Event Championship has a price tag of a whopping $22!
The MicroMillions Main Event, or MM Event #111, begins on November 29. The $22 buy-in affair has a guaranteed prize pool worth $1 million.
There are 11 events with an $11 buy-in. There are 29 events with a $5.50 buy-in. That means there are over 74 events under $3.30, with at least 31 events for as low as $1.10. You really can't ask for a better way to get back on track.
Look, poker is tough, especially during those bad stretches and runs. Being stuck during a pandemic has to be even worse, especially with your kids driving you crazy and you trying to stave off work-at-home tilt by playing a tournament to wind down a long day… week… month… year.
Skids happen to everyone, even the top pros in the game. Some pros will tell you they hit a bad patch that lasted years. But you have to stay focused during a losing streak and find ways to boost your confidence. Whenever you have a chance to take a step back (and watch some poker movies), or jump down a level, it's important because you develop a valuable way to cope with down cycles. The MicroMillions is the perfect series for someone that's been going through a cold run of cards, or someone stuck in a rut.
For beginners, a series like MicroMillions allows noobs to boost their bankroll and get experience playing in large field events for a modest buy-in. More importantly, it allows players with a meager bankroll to play multiple events wit over 31 chances to win a MicroMillions title for a buck.
MicroMillions will have their share of Progressive Knockout events (PKO). They also have cool events like a 6-handed Shootout, 6+Holdem, Slug Blinds, Showtime, 7-Max PKO, NLO8 6-Max, HORSE PKO, PLO 4-MAX PLO ZOOM, 7-Max NL Alternating Blinds, 6-Max 3-Stack, 8-Game, Win the Button, Triple Draw, Stud Hi/Lo, OKO Bubble Rush, and 5-Card PLO HU PKO ZOOM. There's also the Half Price Sunday Storm!
Head over to PokerStars Blog for a full schedule of MicroMillions events.